It’s becoming a social norm to see more and more booze at parties, especially beer. After all, nothing quite hits the spot better than an ice-cold pint of beer! Given the vast number of beer brands available on the market, it can be confusing to decide which are the best ones. To help you along, here are some popular brands of beer in Singapore to really get the party going!
Popular beer brands in Singapore
Originating from a small Belgian town of the same name more than 500 years ago, Hoegaarden is the original kickstarter of the Belgian wheat beer trend! One of our favourites is the Hoegaarden White Beer (available on Hoegaarden Official Store). Featuring a cloudy yellow colour that’s characteristic of unfiltered wheat beer, this Belgian beer is flavoured with coriander and orange peel to provide an aromatic spiciness and sweetness that fans know and love. The Hoegaarden White Beer is also easy to drink because of its low alcohol content, making it ideal for food pairings at dinner parties!
If you’re looking for beer in Singapore of even lower alcohol content, check out Hoegaarden’s Rosée (available on Hoegaarden Official Store)! With 3% alcohol and hints of raspberry, the pink wheat beer is perfect for casual drinkers or those who prefer fruity beers.
What’s a best beer in Singapore list without some German beer representation from Erdinger? Pairing potent dark wheat and barley malts with classic German yeast, the Erdinger Dunkel (available on The Liquor Shop) is the go-to beer in Singapore for many to celebrate the end of a long day! This is largely due to its incredibly robust taste profile that combines hints of caramel and fresh bread with rich spices to give the beer its unique flavour. Looks-wise, the Erdinger Dunkel appeals to beer fans with its lustrous dark-brown appearance, light carbonation and creamy yeast-filled head.
As one of the oldest breweries still functioning in Japan, Sapporo Premium beer (available on KEmart) is perfect for providing a refreshing taste! Attracting beer enthusiasts worldwide with its signature dark-gold colour, Sapporo’s rice-based beer enhances the taste of Asian food. Its bitter-sweet combination also helps to cleanse the palette so you can dive right in for another serving without feeling too overwhelmed.
While it might not have an inviting aroma compared to European beers, Sapporo Premium beer keeps fans coming back for more with its light-bodied mouthfeel and superb dry finish!
Few beers in Singapore are as iconic as Heineken. You can never miss its green bottle and red star design. It is touted as the McDonalds of the beer market! For many, this European beer differs from other lighter beers as it provides a rich and bitter lager flavour. While it lacks the punch present in more potent craft beers, Heineken beer (available on Tiger Beer Official Store) delivers a fizzy taste that’s peppered with bits of barley and hop spice, allowing it to stand tall above other macro-beer brands.
As a French beer in Singapore, that’s quickly gaining popularity for its bright zesty flavours, Kronenbourg Blanc (available on The Liquor Shop) is a breath of fresh air in today’s flavoured wheat beer market! Housed in a premium blue bottle, Kronebourg’s cloudy yellow beer will draw you in with its unique fruity aroma. Overall, this beverage is perfect for non-beer drinkers. It lacks the stale aftertaste present in other beers and presents a mesh of sweet wheat flavours with clues of citrus acidity.
Fancy a taste of the original Irish dry stout? Detractors might dismiss the Guinness Draught (available on Tiger Beer Official Store) as an old man’s beer but if you’re able to look past the bitter roasted barley flavour, you’ll discover a beer that’s brimming with smoothness and richness! One fun fact about this dark beer is that Guinness uses nitrogen to carbonate its draught instead of the traditional carbon dioxide. This, in turn, grants the beer a creamier head and smoother taste thanks to lowered acidity levels.
Crisp, dry and refreshing — this is the praise commonly conferred upon the Asahi Super Dry (available on oakandbarrel.com.sg) as it competes with fellow Japanese brands for the crown of best Japanese beer in Singapore! As advertised, the beer has a dry finish, meaning it’s fully fermented and leaves no residual sugar. This ultimately contributes to the clean and crisp taste profile that Asahi Super Dry is renowned for! Given that it’s the number one selling beer in Japan, we recommend following the unwritten rule of pairing Asahi beer with Japanese food for maximum satisfaction.
With all that alcohol, you’ll probably need some ideas on entertaining the crowd. Why not check out our guide to fun drinking card games? Alternatively, if you’ve yet to discover how much fun video games can be with tipsy players, check out our list of Nintendo Switch party games you must have at your next party!
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